Finished reading the first of Ian W. Toll’s trilogy on World War II, Pacific Crucible. Takes the reader from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Midway. Puts you right there — on the ship, in the air. From both sides of the conflict.
and irascible head groundskeeper at the Policy Werkes is David Blaska, former has-been, 33-year card-carrying RINO, recovering know-it-all journalist. Holds the record for banishment on the NextDoor social media app. Aging gracelessly at Stately Blaska Manor on the SW side of Madison WI, the Emerald City.
My pronouns are “Sir” and “Your Lordship” but you dasn’t call me Late For Dinner.
→ “Why I’ll never vote for Trump again.” In Sunday’s 05-21-23 WI State Journal.
→ “Blaska & Me” by Dave Cieslewicz.
Call him ‘unelectable’ AND unfit
By calling him “unelectable,” Mr. DeSantis and others are drawing attention to Mr. Trump’s core weakness without actually calling it out. What they really mean is Mr. Trump is “unelectable” in the way that Lizzie Borden and Al Capone would have been unelectable—morally unfit, characterologically so flawed that his election would represent a threat to the stability of the republic.
If that’s what you mean, say it: Mr. Trump may or may not be electable. He has proved himself unfit. — Gerard Baker, editor at large, Wall Street Journal.
So much for tolerance
From National Review:
Former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines testified before Congress on Tuesday about her frightening experience at San Francisco State University last month, when transgender-rights activists held her against her will for three hours and demanded a ransom for her release.
The incident occurred when Gaines visited SFSU on April 6 at the invitation of Turning Point USA and the Leadership Institute to speak about the right of women to compete on a level playing field. She testified that the school administration knew she as coming and she was told she would meet with campus police to discuss a security plan ahead of her talk. But then the campus police never showed up.
Gaines, who tied for fifth with transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas in the 200-meter NCAA championship last year, gave her speech as protesters outside the room chanted, “We fight back.”
It is to laugh
“The ‘Chaos’ at the border is by design”
“As a presidential candidate in 2020, Biden criticized Trump for “drastically” restricting access to asylum. Now he’s doing the very same thing.”
— Where else but in The Nation.
Question of the Day
What ‘Deep State’?
Rachael Rollins, the US attorney for Massachusetts, leaked sensitive Justice Department information to a journalist in an effort to influence a local election, lied to investigators and improperly attended a fundraiser with Jill Biden, according to two critical federal reports released Wednesday. (More here.)
How can anyone take them seriously?
Charles C.W. Cooke asks at National Review.
“Rachel Maddow made a career out of spreading lunatic conspiracy theories on MSNBC, as did Chris Hayes and Nicolle Wallace (who is still, today, rejecting all evidence that contradicts her fever dream). Adam Schiff lied relentlessly from his official perch on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and is now gearing up to run for the Senate.”
Monday, December 7, A Day Of Infamy. marks the 79th anniversary of the Jap sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Funny how the names Arizona, Pennsylvania and Nevada have particular meaning all these many years later. May God bless the memory of those who were killed that day as well as the survivors, who grow fewer and fewer with each passing year.
I cannot begin to imagine what they must think of the nation as it is today, considering what they sacrificed so much for in trying to preserve it. The irony is beyond tragic that subsequent generations of their progeny are now actively embracing essentially the same ideology which that generation fought and died to protect them against. But here we are. (H/T: J.J. Sefton)
Unlike another “good” Democrat, … FDR, who locked up Japanese-Americans because of their race, … at least we’re not locking up Conservatives. Yet.
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As a species, we are not highly evolved.
I think rounding up the Japanese was then California’s governor Earl Warren’s idea.
Let’s see, Dec 7… rings a bell. Anniversary of something. Hmmm, let me look at Drudge report: 17 articles about Covid, not one mention of Pearl Harbor. Let me look at other main stream media outlets… hmmm, nothing about one of the most important dates in US history. Sad. Does anyone question the desire of Big Media to steer the narative?
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Front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today has a prominent article “The Last One Left”. Compelling narrative by a survivor from Wisconsin.
Thanks Kooter, nice catch.
It is imperative for the creation of a news Network devoted to truth, reality, and the conservative perspective, along with new social media platforms that don’t selectively silence truth, reality, and the conservative perspective.
Dinesh D’Souza suggested to Trump that he create a news Network that would be a counter narrative to the smug, lying, deceiving, and ideologically driven MSM.
If done well would be a smashing success.
The USS Liberty, Memory eternal. https://www.trunews.com/stream/six-day-war-massacre-uss-liberty-veterans-reveal-truth-about-israeli-attack-part-1
Toll’s trilogy is one of the best I’ve read. Writes so well, plus had access to long (too long?) classified docs. Gotta luv that a short time, relatively speaking, after Pearl Harbor, we kicked big-time butt at Midway.
Six months from Pearl Harbor to Midway.
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Had Japan NOT made the critical error of leaving aircraft repair hangars and fuel storage facilities intact, it’s been a whole different ball game!
Anywho, coupla months before Midway, The Gotch’s Dear late FIL (Colonel/USAF/Ret) trained some of the B-25 Mitchell aircraft pilots who participated in The Doolittle Raid.
Recommend “The Second World Wars,” Victor Davis Hanson, which puts together the whole picture unlike any other histories I’ve ever read.
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And the oil tank farms.
Admiral Yamamoto’s words come to mind when we look at the Democrats/MSM/Washington Party currently;
“I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.”
Thank god we had a president (a democrat) who rallied the nation and mobilized a force to defeat those responsible for the attack on Peral Harbor, unlike to day where as many Americans are dying
everyday as on this day of infamy because a president (republican) rolled over for the enemy.
You mean the same POTUS that allowed Pearl Harbor to get attacked, with the attendant death and destruction, to do an end around the Neutrality Acts AND put NOT ONLY children, but adults and the elderly in CAGES…THAT President…..?
Ah Lefty; so MUCH crippling hypocrisy, so little time!
For what enemy has President Trump rolled over? As for COVID, it is damn near a miracle that a vaccine is in the pipeline so soon? Contrast that to the polio vaccine, which took decades.
Can miracles be unsafe and dangerous?
Beware bigly of the *vaccine*that took months to develop instead of the usual 10-20yrs for this type of vaccine.
We don’t need no stinkin vaccine.